TRAMPLIN--THE MILLION CUBIC FEET MULTI-PURPOSE VESSEL FOR FUTURE SHIPPING

The "Tramplin", a multi-purpose vessel with a bale capacity of 1.1 million cubic feet, and suitable for a wide range of cargo mixes, including bulk, breakbulk, unitised, and containerised has been designed by Rhine-Schelde-Verolme Engineers and Shipbuilders (RSV). Cargo handling in the holds is greatly enhanced by their simple shape and flush inner skin. Free horizontal cargo movement over the complete cargo length is possible in the open 'tweendeck. The open deck can take long loads, such as steel rods, bars, rails, and tubes. An astern ramp to introduce ro-ro facilities is an optional extra, as in strengthening of the upper deck and its hatch covers for the carriage of three tiers of containers instead of the standard two, thus increasing the number of containers carried from 466 to 584 TEUs. Also optional are movable car decks in hold No. 2 and 'tweendeck No. 1 for the carriage of up to 1,300 cars. Principal particulars are: Length, o.a.-158.75 m; b.p.-150 m; Breadth, mld-25 m; Depth, to upper deck-15 m; Design draught-9.23 m; Design deadweight-19,540 tonnes; Capacity, grain-30,766 cu m; bale-28,920 cu m; Main machinery-Supercharged trunk-piston Diesel engine, output 8,500 bhp, driving a fixed-blade propeller; Trail speed-16 knot. The Tramplin can be built to the requirements of Lloyd's Register of Shipping Class 100 Al LMC or equivalent, one-man watch; DTI; IMCO grain; Solas 1974; Suez and Panama Canal regulations; and U.S. Coast Guard.

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    Uitgeverij C.E. Radius en P. Gruppelaar

    Box 277
    Dordrecht 3400,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

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  • Accession Number: 00178187
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 1978 12:00AM